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Motorcycle Tour of the Western U.S.

7,300 miles in 40 days through 12 western states

  • Jul 30 — to Lubbock, Texas

    ...elevation: 3214 ft. (980m)
    ...distance: 397 miles (639 km)
    ...mile: 397

  • Jul 31 — to Gallup, New Mexico

    ...elevation: 6496 ft. (1982m)
    ...distance: 468 miles (753 km)
    ...mile: 865

  • Aug 01 — to Las Vegas, Nevada

    ...elevation: 2042 ft. (622m)
    ...distance: 455 miles (732 km)
    ...mile: 1320

  • Aug 05 — to Jacob Lake, Arizona

    ...elevation: 7922 ft. (2410m)
    ...distance: 341 miles (549 km)
    ...mile: 1661

  • Aug 06 — to Durango, Colorado

    ...elevation: 6528 ft. (1989m)
    ...distance: 350 miles (563 km)
    ...mile: 2011

  • Aug 07 — to Ouray, Colorado

    ...elevation: 7865 ft. (2435m)
    ...distance: 118 miles (189 km)
    ...mile: 2129

  • Aug 08 — to Flaming Gorge, Utah

    ...elevation: 6449 ft. (1977m)
    ...distance: 312 miles (502 km)
    ...mile: 2441

  • Aug 09 — to Teton Village, Wyoming

    ...elevation: 6890 ft. (2101m)
    ...distance: 266 miles (428 km)
    ...mile: 2707

  • Aug 10 — to Colter Bay, Wyoming

    ...elevation: 6831 ft. (2082m)
    ...distance: 68 miles (109 km)
    ...mile: 2775

  • Aug 11 — day-trip to Jenny Lake, Wyoming

    ...elevation: 6787 ft. (2069m)
    ...distance: 63 miles (101 km) (round-trip)
    ...mile: 2838

  • Aug 12 — to Yellowstone NP, Wyoming

    ...elevation: 6664 ft. (2031m)
    ...distance: 162 miles (261 km)
    ...mile: 3000

  • Aug 13 — to Butte, Montana

    ...elevation: 5498 ft. (1676m)
    ...distance: 162 miles (261 km)
    ...mile: 3162

  • Aug 14 — by Honda Goldwing to Bitterroot Nat'l Forest

    ...because of extensive forest fires in the area where we had planned to camp, we had to detour around it and ended up in Lolo Hot Springs, which turned out to be quite nice indeed.

  • Aug 14 — to Lolo Hot Springs, Montana

    ...elevation: 4119 ft. (1256m)
    ...distance: 173 miles (278 km)
    ...mile: 3335

  • Aug 15 — to Lewiston, Idaho

    ...elevation: 842 ft. (248m)
    ...distance: 202 miles (325 km)
    ...mile: 3537

  • Aug 16 — 100 miles (by jet boat) up through Snake River Canyon

    ...elevation: 842 ft. (248m) to 1672 ft (422m) and back
    ...distance (by motorbike): 24 miles (39 km) (round-trip)
    ...distance (by jet boat): ~200 miles (322 km) (round-trip)
    ...mile: 3560

  • Aug 17 — to Baker City, Oregon

    ...elevation: 3438 ft. (1048m)
    ...distance: 252 miles (405 km)
    ...mile: 3812

  • Aug 18 — to Bend, Oregon

    ...elevation: 3618 ft. (1106m)
    ...distance: 279 miles (449 km)
    ...mile: 4091

  • Aug 19 — day-trip to Crater Lake, Oregon

    ...elevation: 7807 ft. (2377m)
    ...distance: 139 miles (224 km)
    ...cruising: 31 miles (50 km) (around the lake)
    ...mile: 4261

  • Aug 19 — to Valley of the Rogue SP, Oregon

    ...elevation: 1137 ft. (355m)
    ...distance: 115 miles (185 km)
    ...mile: 4376

  • Aug 20 — to Redwood NP, California

    ...elevation: 930 ft. (283m)
    ...distance: 127 miles (204 km)
    ...mile: 4503

  • Aug 21 — day-hike down Damnation Creek to the beach (and back)

    ...elevation: 930 (283m) to 0 ft. (0m) and back
    ...distance (by motorbike): 58 miles (93 km) (round-trip)
    ...distance (by foot): ~5 miles (8 km)
    ...mile: 4561

  • Aug 22 — to Big Bar, California

    ...elevation: 1261 ft. (381m)
    ...distance: 168 miles (271 km)
    ...mile: 4729

  • Aug 23 — day-trip (by raft) down the Trinity River

    ...distance (by raft): ~10 miles (16 km)

  • Aug 23 — to Myers Flat, California

    ...elevation: 187 ft. (57m)
    ...distance: 137 miles (220 km)
    ...mile: 4886

  • Aug 24 — to Calistoga, California

    ...elevation: 348 ft. (106m)
    ...distance: 192 miles (309 km)
    ...mile: 5058

  • Aug 25 — day-trip (by hot air balloon) to Napa Valley, California

    ...elevation: 348 ft. (106m) up to ~2000 ft. (610m)
    ...distance (by hot air balloon): ~5 miles (8 km)

  • Aug 25 — to San Francisco, California

    ...elevation: 0 ft. (0m) to 982 ft. (300m)
    ...distance: 99 miles (159 km)
    ...mile: 5157

  • Aug 28 — to San Simeon, California

    ...elevation: 1554 ft. (473m)
    ...distance: 223 miles (359 km)
    ...mile: 5380

  • Aug 29 — to Solvang, California

    ...elevation: 504 ft. (153m)
    ...distance: 120 miles (193 km)
    ...mile: 5500

  • Aug 30 — to Venice (LA), California

    ...elevation: 19 ft. (6m)
    ...distance: 152 miles (245 km)
    ...mile: 5652

  • Aug 31 — day-trip (by Honda Goldwing) to Six Flags Magic Mountain

    ...elevation: 1071 ft. (319m)
    ...distance (by motorbike): 78 miles (126 km) (round-trip)
    ...distance (by roller-coaster): unknown ;-)
    ...mile: 5730

  • Sep 01 — day-trip (by sailboat) along the California coast

    ...elevation: 19 ft. (6m) to 0 ft. (0m) and back
    ...distance (by motorbike): 18 miles (29 km) (round-trip)
    ...distance (by sailboat): unknown ;-)
    ...mile: 5748

  • Sep 03 — to Las Vegas, Nevada

    ...elevation: 2042 ft. (622m)
    ...distance: 289 miles (465 km)
    ...mile: 6037

  • Sep 04 — to Flagstaff, Arizona

    ...elevation: 7004 ft. (2134m)
    ...distance: 259 miles (417 km)
    ...mile: 6296

  • Sep 05 — to Albuquerque, New Mexico

    ...elevation: 5053 ft. (1537m)
    ...distance: 341 miles (549 km)
    ...mile: 6637

  • Sep 06 — to Lubbock, Texas

    ...elevation: 3214 ft. (980m)
    ...distance: 327 miles (526 km)
    ...mile: 6964

  • Sep 07 — to Austin, Texas

    ...elevation: 869 ft. (264m)
    ...distance: 393 miles (632 km)
    ...mile: 7357